Raleigh & the Research Triangle

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A Global Epicenter of Technology and Open Source Innovation

The conference will take place in downtown Raleigh, NC at the world-class Convention Center. As one of the three corners of the Research Triangle Region, Raleigh is home to tech companies like Red Hat, Citrix, Bandwidth, Lulu.com and many others.

The Research Triangle Park, the nation’s largest and most prestigious R&D business park, is only a short drive away. Prominent Fortune 100 multinational operations, university spin-outs, and start-up businesses in more than a dozen pioneering industries, including biotechnology, information technology, and clean technologies, all call RTP home.

2021 Accolades

  • Apple picks RTP for $1B east coast hub and campus
  • Google chooses Durham for engineering hub
  • Raleigh – #4 top cities in the U.S. for remote workers

2020 Accolades

  • Raleigh – #3 best places to work in tech
  • Durham – #5 most educated cities in the U.S.
  • Raleigh – #12 most educated cities in the U.S.
  • Raleigh – #5 most successful for female entrepreneurs
  • North Carolina – #5 best state to do business

The Research Triangle Park (RTP) is the largest research park in the United States.

One of the most educated places on earth:

  • 53% have an associates degree or higher
  • 50% have a bachelors degree or higher
  • 19% have a graduate degree or higher

Approximately 8,500 students graduate each year from the region’s top research universities.

Just a few of the international companies based or with significant operations in Raleigh and the RTP:

More than 275 global companies and 36,000 tech workers call the RTP home. Major research universities surround the area, including NC State, Duke University, UNC Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, the Wake Tech system, and more.